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Poster: turnphilup Date: Oct 12, 2009 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mail order Stories

My best seats were third row in front of Jerry. What were some of you guys best seats? Mail ordered one time and later realized I was 25 cents short. Low and behold I still got my tickets. Just for kicks, and to stay in their good graces, I sent a decorative envelope with the missing quarter. Do you think the folks that took all those mail orders favored certain people when it came to who got what tickets?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Oct 12, 2009 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Best seats from mail order were front row between Jerry and Branford in LA 1993. I had a great time interacting with BM all night.

Strangest seats from mail order were Boston garden 1991. I was at the Sunday show and we were in the nose bleeds. We couldn't find our seats. I asked an usher and the guy gave me a look like "what are you, stupid?" The usher looked for about 20 mins and finally gave up and said, "sit anywhere"

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 13, 2009 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

I can remember those days, calling the hotline over and over and over...every day in February and September...finally getting the extended busy signal and knowing something was up. Then rushing out to the bank and post office!

The spring east coast tour in '84 I got postmarked on the first day but still didnt get fantastic seats. I wasnt happy about that so I put a rather nice note in with my order for the Fall '85 tour booklet and was rewarded with second row seats in the orchestra pit for the two shows at the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta. What a shame the music sucked so back then. I sure wish I could get back all that money I wasted going to all those crappy shows...

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 13, 2009 3:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

My best mail order memory isn’t really comprised of seat location, as from early on in my touring career tickets were the legitimate means to get me inside and once safely inside, sitting wasn’t required.

The first time I mail ordered was to get a tour book for every spring east coast show in 1984. This tour marked the end of my efforts at pursuing the career I went to school for (culinary) and the beginning of full time pre-occupation with seeing the Grateful Dead. I still remember the magic I felt when those tix arrived! Yahooooo! Those were the days......

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 4:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Gee, our Vapors is back ! I really liked this guy...when he was good fun ! Euh...when was that ,anyway . can't remember . I got it ,the dude who invented "dudette" !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 13, 2009 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Wrong; see thread below. J Cush first used the term here, and your good friend MandoJ used it more recently. vaps and I just picked it up from them...

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=101228

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 13, 2009 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Guillaume, pease dont feed the asshole Troll!

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Send your brains to the laundrymat ,Hunker bunker !Don't forget a mouth scub too, what a stench !

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

last time I sent my brain to the laundry - they used starch and a high speed dryer - my brain shrunk :(

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Maye you had a bt of the swallen brai ,befoe going to the wash and dry , Direwolf ,but you also acquired a bigger heart ever since ! That's why i recommend it to fishy eyes Hucker and his big mouths buddies .

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

thanks skies :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Seeing CLIFF use the French spelling for "william" sorta scared me...and, not sure--the clean mouth comment makes sense, but "cleaning the brain"?

WTF? That's an odd one for sure.

Hope you've been holding down the Fortress Forum in my absence...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Cliff maybe has been dippin into the chum a bit too much :)


(i wasnt here much either - this place probably went to hell in a handbasket without the two of us around)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

at least we're enjoyin' the ride

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

true - i am sure many enjoy the site quite peacefully without a lot of my nonsense being posted :)

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

OK ! Par Toutatis ! Toutatis is a celtic god we call upon so the skies don't fall on your heads ,so said Asterix .Ok ,dudette is cute ! Now ,is there a stream to hear GGD shows in Seattle 1983 ? (I was there !Grate days !)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 6:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

it is also a funky looking asteroid :)

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Don't tell me, Direwolf that this finky asteroid Toutatis is the one coming to crash on this planet for 2012 ?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Cool

Toutatis is one of the strangest objects in the solar system, with a highly irregular shape and an extraordinarily complex "tumbling" rotation. Both its shape and rotation are thought to be the outcome of a history of violent collisions. "The vast majority of asteroids, and all the planets, spin about a single axis, like a football thrown in a perfect spiral, but Toutatis tumbles like a flubbed pass," said Dr. Scott Hudson of Washington State University. One consequence of this strange rotation is that Toutatis does not have a fixed north pole like the Earth. Instead, its north pole wanders along a curve on the asteroid about every 5.4 days. "The stars viewed from Toutatis wouldn't repeatedly follow circular paths, but would crisscross the sky, never following the same path twice," Hudson said.

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/toutatis.htm

P.S. I never did mail-order tickets - never quite that organised

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

There is even a ducky dinosaur look to this Toutatis monster ?Jglynn !

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Thanks for your scientific report , Jglynn ! This Toutatis is like a story of my life ! Hé hé !

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Not my report I simply found it in cyberspace.

Are you a spinner or a twirler?

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Euh, Jglynn, I don't really know the difference between twirler and spinner , my Harrap's dictionnary doesn't explain it either .Spinning twirls ,twirling spins ? Helix waves like DNA ?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

one never knows :)


(looks like a pretty cool movie, dont it? great special effects)

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

You read that new post on dead.net , Direwolf ,about the return of the feathered serpent coming to swallow this planet in 2012 ? By Toutatis ,even my french astrologer believe in this end of the world for 2012 ! I dont believe n astrology ,methinks Scotty who hates conspiracy probably beleves in that stuff too !Irk.